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Open and Shut by J. R. Lindermuth
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,200. Language: English. Published: August 1, 2015 by Untreed Reads. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
Domestic disturbance calls to the residence of Booth and Stacey Keiser aren’t uncommon. Keiser, a State Police trooper, is known for his volatile temper, and his wife has often been the target for his rage. So officers of the Swatara Creek Police Department aren’t surprised when the couple are found dead on the lawn of their home.
Fractions by Ray Daley
Price: Free! Words: 4,330. Language: English. Published: August 1, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Living a hustlers life on the mean streets of the city ain't easy! Working long hours every day just to survive. But it's even tougher when you've lost a friend on those very same streets. And you're within reach of the one who killed him!
Lust, Money & Murder - Book 6, The Extraction (VIP READER ADVANCE EDITION - updated weekly) by Mike Wells
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 2,800. Language: English. Published: August 1, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Mystery & detective » International crime
Book 6 of of the Lust, Money & Murder series, hot off the virtual press! The VIP Reader Advance Edition is being published serially on my blog (mikewellsbooks.com) every workday (M-F). This Smashwords file is updated every Sunday with the additional chapters and is FREE for readers on my VIP Reader List - join to get code - http://mikewellsblog.blogspot.com/p/join-mike-wells-vip-reader-list-free
Rumble Strip - A Blackstone Valley Mystery Novelette by Lisa Shea
Price: Free! Words: 9,350. Language: English. Published: July 30, 2015. Categories: Fiction » African American fiction » Mystery & detective, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Tricia Forney was exhausted. She'd put in a long night working at the Boston Law Library. All she wanted to do was get home, trudge up the snowy hill to her front door, feed the tiger barbs, and get some sleep. If she could just drive the few remaining miles ... Her eyes faded closed ... BRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR BRRR BRRR BRRR BRRRRRRRRR BRRRRRRRRR BRRRRRRRRR BRRR BRRR BRRR What was that??
The Keeper: Episode 4 by Kaytie Reade
Series: The Keeper, Book 4. Price: Free! Words: 4,490. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: July 30, 2015 by K.I. Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Travel, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth
Episode 4 of The Keeper series. The journey so far: The letter has been opened, and the key has been used. What now?
Vigilante by Brian Hammar
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,050. Language: English. Published: July 30, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Vigilante is a short story about a small-town police detective called upon to assist in the investigation of the bombing of a motorcycle gang's clubhouse.
Jenny's Not Dead: Episode #1 by David Chappuis
Series: Jenny's Not Dead. Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 14,500. Language: English. Published: July 29, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Jenny’s Not Dead is a spine-tingling mystery series written by David Chappuis and Michael Klinger. In Episode #1: The intuitive Alan Case moves to Lake Forest, a town with hidden secrets. He finds clandestine information that his Aunt Jenny left behind after her sudden death. He and his lover are thrust into a story tinged with deception and murder and they begin to believe that Jenny's Not Dead.
Going Where the Wind Blows by Jan Christensen
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,130. Language: English. Published: July 28, 2015 by Untreed Reads. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
Rita Mae came to San Francisco in the late 1800s with her man to find a better life, never mind the fact that said new life involved plans to rob a few banks. When Bill is murdered, Rita Mae starts turning tricks while she tries to find the killer and, even more importantly, the bankroll. When her new job results in another murder, Rita Mae discovers her problems are only just beginning.
The Ghosts' High Noon by Joanne Sydney Lessner
Series: Isobel Spice Mysteries. Price: Free! Words: 6,740. Language: English. Published: July 28, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Supernatural(5.00 from 1 review)
In this delightful short story, enterprising actress and amateur sleuth Isobel Spice faces down a theater ghost to learn the truth behind an actor’s mysterious death during a performance of Gilbert & Sullivan’s gothic operetta "Ruddigore."
Linea (Serbian Edition) by Ukvard Mil
Price: Free! Words: 8,100. Language: Serbian. Published: July 28, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Adrijanova devojka je lepa kao anđeo. Plaža na kojoj se kupaju je pravo čudo prirode – talasi dva mora se tu susreću. Tu je i mini golf kod Simona i Megi, u debelom hladu pod krošnjama mangovog drveća. Vikendom se ide u šumu, na vodopad. Ukratko, Adrijanov život je savršen. Samo jedna stvar se ne uklapa u ovo savršenstvo – Simonova tajna.
The Excalibur Case by John Pirillo
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,480. Language: English. Published: July 27, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British
The Baker Street Brotherhood search for the mythical sword of King Arthur, "Excalibur," and stumble on a mystery much greater and infinitely more dangerous.
The Timeout by Bobby Mathews
Price: Free! Words: 3,340. Language: English. Published: July 27, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller(3.50 from 2 reviews)
When Sara met Jake Campbell, he was robbing her bank. A moment's flirtation drew the two of them together, but neither acted on that spark until they ran into one another at a sun-soaked beach retreat. Neither of them could know that an afternoon together would set their worlds spinning in different orbits.
Hamlet On A Budget by K McConnell
Price: Free! Words: 10,020. Language: English. Published: July 27, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
A short story from the Hamlet Mystery series. When Wilson Daggot, a dubious handyman and general layabout, finds a suitcase full of money he's delighted, but Sam MacNeil, still perpetually trapped in his hometown, can only see trouble coming from this and it isn't long before murder makes another visit to the quirky town of Hamlet.
OMG My Boss Is A Werewolf, I Know, Right? by Derek Paterson
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 13,670. Language: English. Published: July 27, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
Suddenly unemployed, office clerk Jane reluctantly applies for a secretary's job working for shady private investigator Dick Kruger. Soon she's kidnapped by mobster boss Mickey Ferro, whose howling mad gang makes her doubt her sanity. Is she going crazy, or are these guys werewolves? And can her would-be boss rescue her before they eat her?
Booneville Retribution by S. Furlong-Bolliger
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,290. Language: English. Published: July 26, 2015 by Untreed Reads. Categories: Fiction » Holiday » Adventure, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Larry’s a hardworking Vietnam vet who loves his country and is proud of his small town roots. He’s lived the better part of his life in Booneville, where Old Glory flies proudly over town square, and the Fourth of July is the biggest celebration of the year. Then, the closing of Halport Industries—the town’s economic lifeblood—devastates Booneville’s residents. A short story.
More Crooked Paths by Dale T. Phillips
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 15,130. Language: English. Published: July 26, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
More tales of crime and mystery, those who walk crooked paths and pay the price. People on the spot, when things have taken a bad turn. A young woman facing a deadly challenge. A man who walks into the wrong bar with the wrong attitude. A boxer who refuses to quit. A DA with a grudge. A rich man who finds his motives questioned by the police. These are the stories of the darker side of life.
Deadly Detour (A Short Story) by Debbi Mack
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,050. Language: English. Published: July 26, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Spies & espionage, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
An intelligence operative's assignment goes dreadfully wrong when a pregnant young woman abducts her at gunpoint. The strange girl takes the operative on a detour that has deadly consequences and bodes well for no one.
Which Was Which by Annette Siketa
Price: Free! Words: 4,630. Language: Australian English. Published: July 26, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
The murder was savage and the evidence overwhelming, and yet the man accused of the crime, was hundreds of miles away at the time. So why was the sleeve of his jacket covered in blood?
Fiona's Roman Adventure by Gabrielle Jazwiecki
Price: $1.89 USD. Words: 8,370. Language: American English. Published: July 25, 2015 by Cat Celt Creative. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth
Fiona's adventure begins when her prized possession vanishes. A clue and instincts lead her down Rome's ancient streets until she fears all is lost ...but then the magic of timeless Rome reaches out. Help appears in the form of a few very unusual fur and feathered Romans who aid Fiona in her quest. Thus begins a detective tale that carries readers thru the Eternal City's most intriguing old sites.
Mystery at the Cabin by Inge Moore
Price: Free! Words: 5,500. Language: English. Published: July 25, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy
Something strange is happening at the cabin. Twelve-year-old Sandy is determined to track down the source, with or without the help of her sister, Jacqueline. This book includes a sneak preview of the children's novel, A Pony for the Fair.